Hi, I have not seen that particular error , but I share the one installation accross the different partitions, i.e. I have XP ,2K & .NET server on 3 partitions on my test comp.
I installed phpdev etc to the 2K partition as 2k seems the fastest of the 3 .
So once once you have it working on 1 partiton, reboot into 98 and copy the php.ini & my.cnf files from the 2K partition to the win98 drive.
then write a batch file or whatever to start apache & mysql from win98, win 98 does not give a hoot where they are actually located.
just thinking ... can win98 on FAT32 access a NTFS drive ? I dont think it can, errr then that wont work